Alila Villas Uluwatu
What We Love
- Stunning clifftop location, with Indian Ocean views everywhere
- The elegant five-room spa, with half-day and daylong programs
- Authentic cuisine at the Warung (from an open kitchen)
- Personalized service: A butler is assigned to each villa
- All villas have a private pool
- The first resort in Bali built to EarthCheck’s building, planning and design standards
What To Know
- The location is remote; it’s an hour to Seminyak’s shopping and nightlife
- The sea here is too rough for swimming, though there are renowned surfing spots nearby
- There’s a 24-hour fitness center with yoga classes
- Some verandas are suspended over shared walkways—very romantic but not entirely private
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Set along 35 clifftop acres on Bali’s rustic Bukit Peninsula, this resort balances a striking modern style with a commendable environmental commitment. The 84 individual villas feature spacious, uncluttered interiors, private pools and plush outdoor spots, some with panoramic views. In-room amenities run from the expected, like free WiFi and an iPod dock, to aromatic bespoke his-and-hers body products and movie star–worthy sun hats. A butler is assigned to each villa; he or she attends to each guest as much or as little as requested. The staff is so engaging that most guests quickly find themselves reliant. The bamboo-clad spa is a must, with a calming ambience, well-trained therapists, and an extensive menu of creative and restorative treatments. The repeating wood pattern throughout creates a simple but contemporary look that’s sustainable, thanks to renowned Singapore architectural firm WOHA. As for dining, Cire delivers inventive, fruit-filled breakfasts and healthy Western fare like marinated mackerel served with salmon roe vinaigrette and seared king prawns atop black rice risotto, enjoyed in a dining room decorated with 2,500 antique batik stamps. The Warung’s authentic Balinese dishes, like satay lilit and ayam betutu with red rice, are a good choice for sunset nibbles or a full Indonesian feast. And after indulging, it’s off to bed for a night’s rest—with the only sound the croak of geckos under the clear night sky.
In the Area
Head to Seminyak, an hour away, for butter-soft leather bags and python flip-flops at Wrkshp13, Prada-inspired frocks with Balinese prints at Namu (Jalan Petitenget 234X), and some good karma from crystal-infused bling at Anna Michielan. Sate your sweet tooth with homemade raw chocolates and other organic treats at the Bukit outpost of Bali Buddha. The black coral rock and the 11th-century temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu make for a stunning sight, hugging the Bukit cliffs. Locals believe the temple guards the island against evil spirits. Booked through the resort, Alila Journeys can include visits to leading Balinese artists, private kitchen time with the hotel chef and visits to community projects supported by the hotel.
How to Get There
Very professional and kind staff, very quite area and ideal for relaxing Very family friendly. The service from butler was outstanding. and very professional. we did not think to plan as the advise by butler and staff was very good so we enjoyed and will definitely go back if we go to Bali again.
Stayed in Alila Uluwatu for 3 nights celebrating my birthday with my husband. This was my 2nd time here. It made me feel its quietness, serenity and peace of mind. The infinity pool was so attractive that one would want to stay in either watching the early morning sunrise or evening sunset.
- amazing room, with a good sized private pool (not plunge pool, but an actual pool you can swim and do laps), cabana, indoor and outdoor shower.
- friendly and helpful staff
- hotel compound is big with different rooms and nooks to explore
- Distance from Uluwatu to other hot spots in Bali is quite far, especially due to the traffic
- Yellowing and rusting in the bathroom area is apparent, need to maintain that
Overall, I had a pleasant stay, above my expectation, highly recommended!
Stunningly beautiful and well designed hotel. Outstanding service from most of the staff.
We stayed for 6 nights in a one bedroom villa and enjoyed every minute of it.
The outstanding experience started with exceptional welcome at checkin. Throughout the stay our villa hosts and their team maintained the highest standards, paying attention to every detail.
The Warung restaurant and Cabana bar team made us feel welcome at every minute and delivered delicious food and drinks.
Lastly, the spa put the cherry on top of our experience. We had multiple treatments. The team really paid attention toon to I dividing needs and adjusted the treatments accordingly.
I also appreciate the steps the hotel is taking to minimize the environmental impact and also helping to turn the path for Bali. Overall the island is drowning in plastic and garbage and it is great to see the steps the hotel is taking to be a positive influence.
Spent a week at Alila Villa Uluwatu upon arrival in Bali. You can feel your stress fade away after two days already. Beautiful architecture, attentive staff and excellent food. Lots to like... Do find the steps down to the sea (Hint: they are next to the overhanging bar). If you are able to descend and ascend the 500plus stairs , you are treated to some stunning views and scenery... As always , do take the path less beaten if you want to experience the special things...